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Forum Thread: Microsoft Security Essentials & PSISetup.exe

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Jersey_Devil Microsoft Security Essentials & PSISetup.exe
Member 18th Jan, 2011 02:40
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Last edited on 18th Jan, 2011 02:50

Off to a less than auspicious start here. DL'd v2.0 and ran setup as Admin. During install MSSE sample submission dialog box popped up asking me to send for submission PSISetup.exe as it "may not have yet been classified for risk." All I can say to that is........

HUH???

I have both FF 3.6.13 & M$$E configured to scan downloads automatically & I get a prompt from M$$E AT THE CONCLUSION of the Installation after it (allegedly) scanned the file during the d/l?

Again I say HUH???

I selected "cancel" finished the install and ran the initial PSI scan AFTER running manual scans w/ M$$E & MBAM on the setup.exe...Both clean. How can M$$E tell me the said file "may not have been classified for risk" & then 15 seconds later tell me "No threats have been detected...during this scan" on the SAME file it told me 15 seconds earlier may not have yet been classified for risk and supposedly scanned 30 seconds prior to that during the d/l???

Sorry for the redundancy , but HUH??? sez I again.

If that were the end of the "problem" I may not have even posted this here. The issue I have with PSI is that the scan took 3 mins 30 sec...more than DOUBLE the average scan time w/v 1.5 took.

Any insight to either issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Joe AKA Devil

Screengrabs

M$$E Submission req:
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h382/UnionThug...
M$$E scan of setup.exe
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h382/UnionThug...
PSI Scan:
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h382/UnionThug...



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mogs RE: Microsoft Security Essentials & PSISetup.exe
Expert Contributor 18th Jan, 2011 09:17
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Hello.
Maybe some help with one prob.....have you checked Configurations/Settings/Drives to see which ones it's scanning ? Scan time doesn't seem too outlandish....anywhere from about 2mins50sec to 3mins30sec has been usual for me.....regards,

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Jersey_Devil RE: Microsoft Security Essentials & PSISetup.exe
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Last edited on 18th Jan, 2011 09:52
Thank you for the prompt reply.

Upon further review, "double" was not an accurate description of the scan time vs ver1.5.0.2 scan time. The scan w/ ver2.0 was actually about 50% longer...average scan with the "old" version was about 2 min-2 min 15. My brain turned to mush temporarily and calculated 50% longer= double (50% x 2=100%...LOL).

Having said that, 50% longer seems high, nonetheless. Could this be due to the fact that it was the initial scan after first install, or as you wrote, is this the norm for my specs? Or is the longer scan time a residual effect of the increased functionality of ver 2.0?

The other issue I have taken up with M$$E...I uploaded the file to them and received a robo-reply that the file was clean, and I am clinging to the (slim) hope that someone (a REAL human being) will address the events I described in my OP and supply an adequate explanation, not gonna hold my breath though LOL.

I'll await a reply to the question posed above before accepting and locking.

Thanks again,
Joe AKA JerseyDevil

Edit to add: Sorry, forgot to address your ques---will check config when I return home (Posting on my Dell XP lap)


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mogs RE: Microsoft Security Essentials & PSISetup.exe
Expert Contributor 18th Jan, 2011 09:58
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In my experience, generally, the initial scan with a different version/upgrade has usually been quicker. It's probably best to observe it over a longer period tho'...a week or two perhaps.....mine seems to have settled into somewhat of a routine...not having downloaded/uninstalled very much really, and the consistancy reflects itself in recent scan times.
Hope you find some help/resolution/insight with your other issues.......

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Jersey_Devil RE: Microsoft Security Essentials & PSISetup.exe
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I will run a few scans & see if it finds a "routine" as you say.

Accepting & Locking.

Joe AKA JerseyDevil

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